Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions

The celebration of Japan’s vegan and vegetarian traditions begins with kansha—appreciation—an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and practice, encourages all cooks to prepare nutritionally sound and aesthetically satisfying meals that avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources.

In these pages, with kansha as credo, Japan culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh offers more than 100 carefully crafted vegan recipes. She has culled classics from shōjin ryōri, or Buddhist temple cuisine (Creamy Sesame Pudding, Glazed Eel Look-Alike); gathered essentials of macrobiotic cooking (Toasted Hand-Pressed Brown Rice with Hijiki, Robust Miso); selected dishes rooted in history (Skillet-Scrambled Tofu with Leafy Greens, Pungent Pickles); and included inventive modern fare (Eggplant Sushi, Tōfu-Tōfu Burgers).
Read more »

if slaughterhouses… Vegetarian Light T-Shirt by CafePress

This light t-shirt will be fashionable even after the zombie Apocalypse. In fact, this shirt might be the very reason you'll survive said Apocalypse. The light color shows you aren't worried about getting stains – and even if you were, those stains show t

Better Botanicals Herbal Hair Oil, Deep Conditioning Scalp Treatment, 4-Ounce Bottle

Herbal. Balancing. Pure. Age thins and dulls hair – turn back the clock with this Ayurvedic remedy for hair and scalp. It combines 10 medicinal herbs in a rich plant oil base to soothe, protect and strengthen. An intensive revitalizing treatment; use weekly for fuller, glossier hair. Great for all hair types. Cruelty-free: no animals ingredients, no synthetic colors or fragrances. Blended in India under Ayurvedic license.